Saturday, June 24, 2006

Dave Nice is my hero Just wanted to give a shout out to Dave Nice. I met him at Trans-Iowa. Super nice guy. Anyway, he is out in the wilderness of Montana starting the Great Divide Race. He is riding a fixed gear bike! For those of you that don't know what a fixed gear bike is. It means there is only one gear on the bike, and that there is no coasting. If the wheels are turning you have to pedal. Here is a picture of Sears' fixed gear Monocog 29er' as an example. Notice you can run it with no brakes, if you dare.

This is the longest off-road race in the world. From the Canadian border to the Mexico border along the Rocky Mountains. Totally self supported! I don't know how he can pedal with cajones that big : ) Good luck man! You can follow the race reports here. I'm heading to a fish fry, and then it's to The Hub for burgers with the Wisconsinites. Later

p.s. Hi Chad I : )

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Still here I've been really busy/lazy lately. I pulled a Paddy and tried to stay away from the "time waster" as much as possible. But, here I am. So, what's new? Well I'm moving to Fargo at the end of the month. Bruce Furness is no longer Mayor, so it's safe for me to move down there now : ) Anyway, I can't wait. I'm not sure what I'm going to do for work yet, but hopefully something will pop up. Not much new on the biking front. Went for a ride with Sears and Squez on Sunday. We rode out to the TR sunday night ride, rode the ride, then rode home. About 55 miles of fun. Sears wanted to make it a challenge and rode his Monocog 29er fixed. He's an animal on that bike. No log jump can stop him. It really is unbelievable! Watch out at Nine Mile : ) Other than that I haven't been riding a whole lot. Well just thought I'd post a quick update. More to come. Hope everyone is having a great week. Good night.